Democrats have taken two high-profile casualties this week in the war over sexual misconduct, while Republicans, at least for now, are unscathed. That state of affairs doesn’t sit well with Dahlia Lithwick, who worries about principled Dems putting themselves at a general competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis sleazy GOPers.
If you’re a conservative supporter of Donald Trump, it’s likely you have your own personal villain in the mainstream media who you love to hate. For me, it’s CNN politics reporter, Chris Cillizza. That’s not to take away from the fine work many left-wing activists masquerading as reporters are doing. But Cillizza takes the cake. He is supposedly a politics reporter and editor-at-large for CNN, but in reality, he has only one job, which is continuously rewrite the same, anti-Trump commentary.
On Wednesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC again gave a demonstration of the phenomenon of right-leaning commentators -- who in some cases actually have a history of being pretty solidly conservative -- failing to insert much in the way of strident conservative commentary into the political discussion during their MSNBC appearances.
On Tuesday’s edition of the liberal Republican group therapy show known as Deadline: White House, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens celebrated Republican Senator Jeff Flake’s donation to Alabama Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones as a sign of “hope” that some in the party will stand up to against Roy Moore and President Trump.
Both Republicans and Democrats have faced serious allegations of sexual misconduct, but in the month of November, ABC, CBS and NBC spent twice as much time telling viewers about the Republicans’ problems. Nearly two-thirds of this coverage (4 hours, 27 minutes) focused on Republican politicians, compared to 2 hours, 6 minutes spent on the Democrats, a greater than two-to-one disparity.
Earlier this week, ABC’s late night host turned activist sent one of his pranksters to Alabama to mock churchgoers and voters there who support senatorial candidate Roy Moore. Kimmel sent comedian Tony Barbieri, who plays the redneck "Republican" character “Jake Byrd” on Kimmel’s show, to a church where Moore was speaking in Alabama Tuesday night.
Near the end of Wednesday’s State of America on CNN International, the show published a head-scratching graphic that placed Republican Congressman Joe Barton (Tex.) alongside other political figures who, unlike Barton, have been accused of sexual misconduct. To make matters worse, CNN political commentator Angela Rye ripped into “white, liberal women” for supposedly forcing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to call for Democratic Congressman John Conyers (Mich.) to resign.
On Sunday's AM Joy, there was another case of liberal projection as MoveOn.org senior advisor and frequent MSNBC guest Karine Jean-Pierre complained that "We have a sexual predator as the President of the United States who lies constantly." This in spite of the fact that the group she works for was founded in 1998 primarily for the purpose of defending President Bill Clinton from impeachment over his sexual misbehavior.
On Saturday's AM Joy, the MSNBC show at one point looked like a caricature of itself as frequent guest Fernand Armandi actually made the incendiary claim that the Republican party is a "domestic terror group," and then asserted that voters should not only vote them out, but "consider possibly afterwards locking them up." The Democratic pollster -- known for making wildly over the top statements on the show -- made his hyperbolic comments about locking up Republicans not in response to any sort of charges of legal wrongdoing, but instead in response to simply having a policy disagreement about how to handle the CHIP program.
The establishment press, which clearly planned to push the idea that anyone who isn't in their club is producing "fake news" just before and after last year's presidential election, never expected that the label could and would be so successfully pointed back at them to the point that they're now stuck with it. That they still don't get it was demonstrated with Friday morning's Morning Joe show on MSNBC, as the hosts and cast faked a live presentation, complete with contrived conversations about how everyone's Thanksgiving dinners went — even though the show was actually pre-taped on Wednesday.
On Saturday's AM Joy, Washington Post columnist and frequent MSNBC guest Jennifer Rubin was near breaking her own record for aiming vitriol at Republicans as she declared that "there is a special place in hell" for Kellyanne Conway because the White House advisor recently advocated voting for Roy Moore in spite of sexual molestation accusations against the Alabama Republican.
After Kellyanne Conway and President Trump blasted the very liberal Democrat candidate running for the Alabama Senate seat against Republican Roy Moore, the liberal media reacted with an uproar at the audacity of Republicans encouraging voters not to vote for Democrats.